Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load much faster, since the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading site, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the information that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will not end up seeing out-of-date information.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and accelerate your websites’ load speed regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can enable and configure the platform with a few clicks of the mouse using the intuitive graphical interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you have plenty of content on a specific website and you win many website visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you simple 1-click buttons for switching off or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for any site and for checking in-depth logs.